A number of art exhibitions opened in relation to the Reykjavík Arts Festival this week. At Kjarvalsstadir, the exhibition “Alternative Eye” is currently running, featuring selected photographic works from the collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir.
Pipilotti Rist, “The Help” (2004) from the exhibition “Alternative Eye” in Kjarvalsstadir.
Special emphasis is placed on photography this year. In the i8 Gallery photographs by Sigurdur Gudmundsson as part of the exhibition “Situations” are on display, and at Gallery Ágúst the photographic series “Equivocal the Sequel” by Katrín Elvarsdóttir are being exhibited.
Furthermore, and exhibition of portraits and landscapes from the Reykjavík area from two different time periods is running at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography. The photographs on display were taken by Pétur Thomsen senior (1910-1988) and his grandson, Pétur Thomson junior (born 1973).
In Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús, the exhibition “Nudes” by the photographer Gary Schneider, who was born in South Africa but lives and works in New York, opened this week and at the ASÍ Art Museum Ólöf Nordal displays her “Models.”
There is, of course, much more to the Reykjavík Arts Festival than visual art, it is also a celebration of theater, music and dance.
For further information on the program, visit the festival’s website.